Seremban badly in need of a new hospital

RECENTLY, I visited my brother who was warded at Tuanku Ja'afar Hospital (HTJ) in Seremban.

The 4B accident wards were crammed with patients.

Such an environment severely degrades the quality of care provided by medical officers, who strive to provide the best despite being overworked.

Two other significant problems at HTJ include the lack of a specialist clinic and consultation rooms, and a lack of adequate parking. An additional multi-storey parking facility would ease congestion.

But, I feel such additions to HTJ will alleviate the problems for only two to three years before they recur.

With the city's 600,000 population growing exponentially, why not invest in a new state-of-the-art hospital?

In addition, many patients are from the B40 and M40 groups who are financially stricken. Surely the government can do better for these citizens?

The federal and state governments must give this idea due consideration as more people from greater Kuala Lumpur are now residing here and buying properties in Seremban 2, Sendayan and Nilai.

I recall from a talk I attended in 2018, that there were plans for a new support hospital in Bandar Enstek, Nilai. I'm sure Seremban folk hope that this plan becomes a reality together with other improvements.


Seremban, Negri Sembilan

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